Elementa’s Mouthrinse: The Secret’s in The Silver

Silver nanoparticles--doesn't this sound like the secret weapon in a science fiction movie? In fact, it is the secret weapon in Elementa's latest mouthwash! DrBonnie360 deep dives into this new oral care essential and the benefits of silver in your mouthwash.

The Little Things that Matter — Oral Bacteriophages

The microbiome is an increasingly prevalent topic of discussion in the field of oral and systemic health. But what about the virome? The virome encapsulates the viruses that inhabit your body. In this post, DrBonnie360 delves into the bacteriophage viruses in the oral virome and why they are important for the future of oral care.

The Rising Culture of Probiotics, Pills, and Fruity Tea to Reduce Oral Pathogens

We've all heard the question, 'What would you do for a Klondike bar?' but rarely do we ask 'What would a Klondike bar do for you?' For all you ice-cream-loving readers unsure if your oral cavity is good enough for reciprocated love, fear not! Here's some of our favorite teas, probiotics, and pills that will give you a healthy oral microbiome worthy of a Klondike bar.

The Oral Microbiome’s Role in Heart Disease, Lung Disease, and Cancer

Envision this: it's summertime, and you leave a banana peel on the kitchen counter. The next thing you know, fruitflies are inhabiting your space as though they pay rent, and they have found their way to the rest of your house. It goes without saying that no one likes fruit flies, and if your house were a sentient being, we're sure it's probably more irritated than you are. What if we told you that your body's equivalent to a rotten fruit is... a rotten tooth? And that your body's equivalent to an irritated house is... your body? Take a look with us as Dr. Bonnie explores how periodontal health plays an integral role in the development of diseases beyond the mouth.

The Mouth: Fun, Flirty, and Full of Bacteria

Written by: Hailey Motooka, Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin Most people have personal reasons to practice good oral hygiene, whether to get a whiter smile, have minty fresh breath to impress a date, or just to prevent cavities…

The Oral Microbiome: Critical for Understanding Oral Health and Disease

By Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA and Ellen M. Martin As a dentist trained in the 1980s, I am happy to report that much of what I learned in dental school so many years ago may no longer apply.  New understanding…